Merrimac, MA — Charles Almon Gove Sr., 92, a longtime Merrimac resident, died on Sunday, March 23, 2014, at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He was the husband of the late Marion I. (Worcester) Gove, who died in 2009.
Born in Newton, N.H., on June 17, 1921, he was the son of the late Charles L. and Nellie M. (Whittier) Gove. He attended Newton schools.
A proud veteran of World War II, Charles served with the United States Army from November 3, 1942, until his honorable discharge on October 29, 1945, with the rank of Technician Fifth Grade, and was the recipient of the European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon.
As a machinist, he had worked many years at Pen Box Manufacturing in Plaistow.
He is survived by his two daughters, Cathy A. Gove of Merrimac and Grace Siegel of Newburyport; son, Charles A. Gove Jr.; five grandsons; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his sister, Pauline D. Osborne, who died in 1999.
ARRANGEMENTS: A graveside service with military honors will be held on Friday, April 18, at 10 a.m., at Locust Grove Cemetery, Merrimac. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Merrimac Senior Center, 100 East Main St., Merrimac, MA 01860. Arrangements are by Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 36 West Main St., Merrimac.